About Pictures

The Ilanot Review

Winter 2018: Pictures

Managing Editor for the Pictures Issue
Marcela Sulak

Founding Editor
Janice Weizman

Guest Graphics Editor
Frances Cannon

Guest Poetry Editor
Sarah Wetzel

Fiction Editors
Katie Green
Janice Weizman

Flash Fiction Editors
Mitch Ginsburg
Nadia Jacobson

Nonfiction Editors
Karen Marron
Marcela Sulak

Poetry Editor
Jane Medved

Production Editor
Karen Marron

Yossi Nachemi


The Ilanot Review is an international journal based in Israel, publishing a variety of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and genres in between. We especially love translations and hybrid work. Our bi-annual themed editions are edited by alumni and faculty from the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University, and by guest editors.

The Ilanot Review rated and reviewed in The Review Review

Interview with Managing Editor Janice Weizman in The Review Review


The Ilanot Review Staff

Frances Cannon is a writer and artist with an MFA in nonfiction and book arts from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa, and a BFA in poetry and printmaking from the University of Vermont. She is the author and illustrator of the graphic memoir, The Highs and Lows of Shapeshift Ma and Big-Little Frank, published by Gold Wake Press, as well as a book of paintings and poetic translations, Tropicalia, through Vagabond Press, and a book of poems and prints, Uranian Fruit, through Honeybee Press. She was born in Utah and has since lived in Oregon, Vermont, California, Maine, Iowa, Italy, Guatemala, France, and Mexico making art and writing books. She has also worked as an editorial intern and contributor at McSweeney’s Quarterly, The Believer, The Lucky Peach, and The Iowa Review. She has recently been published in Vice,  Prompt Press, The Iowa Review, The Examined Life Journal, Edible Magazine, Electric Lit, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

mitchMitch Ginsburg, a graduate of the Shaindy Rudoff program at Bar-Ilan University, is the military and defense correspondent for The Times of Israel. He has translated several novels from Hebrew to English, including Second Person Singular by Sayed Kashua and The World of the End by Ofir Touche Gafla.



K bio photoKatie Green graduated with honors from the Shaindy Rudoff Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University in 2003. She is festivals coordinator at the Maaleh film school and is also an independent editor and translator. Her stories and poetry appear in Jewishfiction. net, Cyclamens and Swords, and Yew Journal. Her story “The Color of Sand” was short-listed for the Moment Short Story Fiction prize. Her journalism has appeared in numerous Jewish publications and internet sites, and her films “Prague” and “16” have been shown on Israel’s Channel 2.


headshot nadsNadia Jacobson was born in London and currently lives in Jerusalem. She holds an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University, in addition to an MA in Philosophy from University College London and a BA in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy from Cambridge University. Her fiction has appeared in Every Day Fiction, Annalemma Magazine, and a number of anthologies.


photo_croppedKaren Marron lives and writes in Tel Aviv. She received her MA in Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University in 2008. Her flash essays have appeared in Drunken Boat, Hobart, Word Riot, Blunderbuss and Sundog Lit.



Image 4Jane Medved is the author of Deep Calls To Deep (winner of the Many Voices Project, New Rivers Press 2017) and the chapbook Olam, Shana, Nefesh (Finishing Line Press, 2014) Her recent essays and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast-Online, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, The Tampa Review, The Cortland Review, 2River View, The Atticus Review and Vinyl. A native of Chicago, Ill, she has lived for the last 25 years in Jerusalem.


Marcela SulakMarcela Sulak is the author of three poetry collections, most recently, Decency (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). She’s translated four collections of poetry from the Czech, French, and Hebrew, and has co-edited the 2015 Rose Metal Press title, Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Rattle, among others. She directs the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing and hosts the TLV.1 Radio podcast, “Israel in Translation.”

Janice - photoJanice Weizman is the author of the award-wining historical novel, The Wayward Moon, which came out in 2012 with Yotzeret publishing. A graduate of the Creative Writing program at Bar-Ilan University, Janice founded Ilanot, the former incarnation of The Ilanot Review, in 2009. Janice reviews books for The Jerusalem Report, and her work has appeared in Lilith, Consequence, Queen’s Quarterly, and other places,

Sarah Wetzel is the author of River Electric with Light, which won the AROHO Poetry Publication Prize and was published by Red Hen Press in 2015, and Bathsheba Transatlantic, which won the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry and was published by Anhinga Press in 2010. When not shuttling between her three geographic loves–Rome, Tel Aviv, and New York City–she teaches creative writing at The American University of Rome. She holds an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a MBA from Berkeley. More importantly for her poetry, she completed a MFA in Creative Writing at Bennington College in January 2009. You can see some more of her work at www.sarahwetzel.com.


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